Monday, September 28, 2009


I'm on the road again, this time in the Upper Peninsula. I had some vacation I needed to use, so I grabbed my cameras and went.

I've seen some wildlife, Bald Eagles, the deer running across the road for me to dodge and the pointy end of a Porcupine. The Porcupine startled me as I was walking down a path, he was in the bushes to the side and all I saw was the pointy end. I waited around a bit to see if he would come out, but no such luck. I also saw a Bald Eagle flying over the river in downtown Houghton, so I have hope that one day we may see that in Grand Rapids.

I've visited plenty of waterfalls, the names are starting to run together. All beautiful, and I still can't get a photo of one I really like.

Of course I had to visit lighthouses, I've seen a few and got some good photos.

I've also tried long exposure photos with light painting. That is where you use a light, usually a flashlight to bring out detail in dark objects. The photo above is one such shot. Taken about a hour and some time after sunset, it has an exposure time of about 6 minutes. During the time I was using a flashlight on the foreground rock and also the one in the back. The rock in the back had a small bush on the top and I wanted to bring it out. I only used the flashlight on the foreground rock for about 15 seconds, the rest of the time I'm trying to light up the other rock. No such luck, the flashlight I had was too small.

More later.

1 comment:

Gert said...


you don't have to go far. I live in Spring Lake and I've seen some eagles flying around the Grand River. There are some nesting sites around so seeing them in GR may not be that far off.